Flat Lightbulb Solves all Thomas Edison's Problems with Two Cuts

Flat Lightbulb Solves all Thomas Edison’s Problems with Two Cuts

When I think of light bulbs, I think of how hot they are, how they give me light at night, and how easy they are to break! From Joonhuyn Kim, displayed at the 2008 100% Design Tokyo, here is “Flat Bulb.” Better for stacking and shipping, no rolling away on you, and the best: aesthetically ironic. Simply fantastic!

0 Designer: Joonhuyn Kim

Not For Anyone Who Sucks at Math

Not For Anyone Who Sucks at Math

Everything we create is designed to respond instantly to our whims but what if our world were set up like the game Myst. You couldn’t do anything without solving a convoluted, yet simple puzzle first. Thats the idea behind this math based lamp by designer Mingyu Jeung. To turn it on, you have to solve a randomly generated math problem. Don’t fret, it’s set on chalkboard for the numerically challenged.

0 Designer: Mingyu Jeung

For Butt Lovers Who Are Afraid of The Dark

For Butt Lovers Who Are Afraid of The Dark

Butt-On (button, get it? hehe) is a fun filled way to look at (so-called) zero watt night lamps. Butt-On is a low wattage night light with an integrated switch. Pinch the Butt-On to turn on the light and give it another squeeze to turn it off. The material is made from soft translucent silicon based rubber for a better tactile feel. Natch! Ladies, if you walked into a man’s apartment with; A. a night light, and B. shaped like a butt; would you really stay the night?

0 Designer: Ashish Chaudhary

Your Very Own Monolith

Your Very Own Monolith

Monolite is a lamp that combines light, sounds, distractions and evocations.  Say what? It’s an architectonic interactive organ that creates a spatial and emotive “elsewhere”. Porqué??? At random times during the day, it reduces ambient light and an electroluminescent fractal pattern is displayed through cubes on the upper half of the device.

0 Designer: Stefano Pertegato

KRANK It Up!

KRANK It Up!

In a time of moving towards becoming more eco-conscious, and the need for the world to do their part in preserving our earth, we look for new designs that are full of style and functionality. I was made aware of a design concept by Efrain E. Velez – KRANK. With a few cranks of the handle which is quite similar to an old-fashioned hand drill, you can have anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes of bright light using the process of magnetic induction.

0 Designer: Efrain E. Velez

A Halo of Light to Save You

A Halo of Light to Save You

As the flames get hotter you stumble in panic looking for your way out of the maze of hallways that seem so familiar yet alien at the moment. Smoke stings your eyes as you desperately search for any signs of escape. Follow the Halo, it will guide you.

0 Designer: Foo Wei Zen

Hanging in Orbit

Hanging in Orbit

This pendant lamp from Lucie Koldova is dubbed Orbital Light for obvious formal reasons, but all I know is that it should have been in 2001: a Space Odyssey. The LED diodes that line the inside of the ribs cast a kind of omnidirectional glow on all nearby surfaces, giving the interior a very futuristic ambient light. The project was apparently designed for grand-scale interiors and halls, but maybe my kitchenette would also be appropriate.

0 Designer: Lucie Koldova

Got a Light?

Got a Light?

I sure do. It’s about the size of a credit card and powered by a small cell. Flip up the lightbulb shaped cut-out to switch on the soft, mellow, glow of bliss. What’s the point? Novel – next time you have a bright idea, you can have an actual lightbulb “bling!” on.

0 Designer: Hyun Jin Yoon & Eun Hak Lee

Illuminated Magnets

Illuminated Magnets

You all remember playing with magnets when you were little right? Just for a little nostalgia, check out the Magnetic Lamp by Seokmoon Woo. It’s designed to look like the classic horseshoe magnet but it glows! Just stick it to any conducting metal (steel is of preference) and the rubber switch attached to the feet switches the light on. Arrange a whole mess of them for a dynamic architectural mural of magnetic lights.

0 Designer: Seokmoon Woo

Fire Hose Illuminates Your Smoldering Memories

Fire Hose Illuminates Your Smoldering Memories

Because of a fire’s tendency to disrupt a building’s power supply, Firefighters often lack enough light to effectively douse the flames. To help fix this problem, Duck Image co.’s Aurora hose nozzle uses an internal turbine to power eight LED’s that light up and refract off of the stream of water. This not only illuminates the direction of their firefighting efforts to other firefighters and victims, but makes for truly awe-inspiring Lightsaber flashlight battles.

0 Designer: Duck Image Studio

Reading by Candlelight Never Seemed so Cheap

Reading by Candlelight Never Seemed so Cheap

If you miss the good old days of coin operated phone booths, you might like Jethro Macey’s Coin Lamp. Powered by its greed for loose change, the light forces our awareness of power consumption through personal expense and discourages our appetite for kilowatt hours. That being said, I can easily see this lamp becoming a permanent fixture down at the local Laundromat.

0 Designer: Jethro Macey

I'm Sure Doug Bradley Would Enjoy Such Decore

I’m Sure Doug Bradley Would Enjoy Such Decore

Perfect for cocktail party atmosphere or your late-night horror-movie versions of Mario cosplay, the possibilities are endless for Cube Lamp, aka Lámpara Cubo. The designer of this box of wonders is Ricardo Garza Marcos, a man of good taste and real minimalistic design sense.

0 Designer: Ricardo Garza Marcos

Crystal Comb

Crystal Comb

It is really amazing how bees make honey. It is even more amazing how delicious natural honey is straight out of the honey comb. Yar Rassadin, Russian designer, has captured this honey making process with the Beehouse Lamp. The lamps honey-filled cells are created from honey-yellow Swarovsky crystals and the comb is made from white bend plastic- a brilliant depiction of a honeycomb.

0 Designer: Yar Rassadin